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Macy’s was down 15.2 per cent after it cut its full-year profit forecast as it discounted heavily to clear excess spring season inventory. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks tumbled to a six-month low on Wednesday, as an inversion in the US yield curve following bleak data out of major economies including G(...)

Amazon has taken  to promoting its two-day event, which concludes Tuesday with a Taylor Swift concert. Photograph: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni/File photo

First it was bookshops, later retailers across the range felt the squeeze. Now, Amazon itself is beginning to feel the pressure of competition. Ahead(...)

US stocks dipped on Wednesday as reports that Washington could impose restrictions on another Chinese technology company fanned trade tensions. Photograph: Bloomberg

European markets dipped on Wednesday on trade war fears and renewed uncertainty over the UK’s planned departure from the European Union. DUBLIN Resu(...)

Amazon plans to deliver packages to members of its loyalty club Prime in just one day, instead of two days, part of a spending ramp-up that may curb n(...)

US markets dipped sharply again on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing over 500 points down. Technology stocks, including Apple, continue to drag down the markets. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

World equity markets fell on Tuesday, with US stocks hurt by worries over softening demand for the iPhone and corporate growth prospects, while oil pr(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Bus(...)

The retailer has racked up more than $10 billion in losses since the turn of the decade. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Sears, the department store chain that once dominated the US retail landscape, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday as it finally succumbed to a (...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Baltimore. These centres are where the majority of Amazon’s 500,000 employees work. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

With almost half a million employees, and counting, worldwide, Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 (€13) per hour will cost them dearly(...)

Target  raised its annual profit forecast. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Target reported its best comparable-sales growth in 13 years and said a strong economy lifted customer visits to the most in a decade, sending its sto(...)

Thursday was on track to mark the longest bull market rally in US history, stretching back to March 2009.  Photograph: Getty

Irish shares and the broader European market struggled on Wednesday even as investors on Wall Street were preoccupied with the key S&P 500 index (...)

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